Soyuz and Progress, I think

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Thu Apr 29 2010 - 05:04:50 UTC

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    Apparently, completely due to good luck, 
    it seems I saw the Soyuz and Progress just 
    launched on Wednesday.  I didn't have 
    predictions for them, but was out looking
    for some bright objects over San Antonio,
    with an ISS pass coming later.
    At about 2:05:00 a very fast-moving fairly
    slowly tumbling bright unid that was going 
    from southwest to northeast crossed the end 
    of the handle of the Big Dipper.  I had 
    read about the launch on the list a little 
    while before and wondered.  Then at about 
    2:08:26 a similarly fast-moving but steady 
    and not quite as bright object also moving 
    SW to NE crossed the bottom of the bowl of 
    the Big Dipper.  The ISS pass culminated 
    in the NW at 2:19:57 according to 
    Heavens-Above, while my mother watched it
    with me.  It was a long pass, with it 
    still visible until it disappeared behind
    some trees low in the NE.
    Hoping for more fun observations going 
    into year 15.  Clear, dark nights to all.
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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